V: ABC Cancels Sci-Fi TV Series; No Season Three

V season three canceledSadly, the Visitors aren’t among us any longer. After two short seasons, ABC has cancelled their V TV series.

A reimagining of the original V, this series tells the tale of what happens when an advanced alien race arrives of Earth professing their desire to help mankind. Fortunately, not everyone trusts them. The second season features the talents of Charles Mesure, Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Joel Gretsch, Laura Vandervoort, Logan Huffman, Morena Baccarin, Morris Chestnut, and Scott Wolf.

For season one, V ended up averaging a 2.25 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 5.7 million average viewers. It was “on the bubble” but ended up being renewed for a 13 episode second season. The network was hoping that the show would catch on and the ratings would improve.

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ABC later reduced the episode order to just 10 installments and debuted them mid-season. Unfortunately, ABC’s gamble didn’t pay off. Season two of V ended up averaging only a 1.9 in the demo and 5.49 million viewers.

Though the network and producers maintained that the show was still in contention for next season, it was clear that there would only be a third season of V if ABC was willing to gamble once again. In the end, they weren’t.

ABC confirmed today that V has been cancelled after two seasons and 22 episodes. The series finale aired on March 15th and, unfortunately, there were lots of unresolved cliffhangers. Hopefully the producers will someday share what they had in mind for season three.

What do you think? Are you sad that V won’t be returning next season? Why do you think the series didn’t catch on?

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  1. jan says

    Again a nice tv show that got cancelled before “the end”.
    I am really starting to think its best not to start watching (american) tv-shows without knowing they have a real end..
    I hate to follow a tv show and then see it ending on a cliffhanger and realising they cancelled it…

  2. Vanessa says

    I think it did not catch on because what people like to watch most are dumb reality shows and not really good programs .

  3. Fore/seers says

    Read the book!Don’t wait for the movie.
    The Holy Bible, has the answers.
    If you know the truth, thr truth will set you free.
    Jesus is the answer. Read the red and you’ll be a

  4. Tina says

    Never cared for the old V…but loved the 2009 series. I was beyond upset about the show being canceled, it had been such a long time since I watched a tv series outside cable programming. ABC had a good thing going and they ruin it the day V was canceled, dumb move ABC… Bring V back

  5. Albatros says

    The show was average. However most of the characters were superficial and non credible with recurrent script. The teenage-mother relationship was over exploited to the point of overdose. I think the idea of continue the excellent original series was good, however not well addapted. However, sad to don’t see season 3.

  6. Violet says

    I think this show was cancelled because there was too much truth in it. Not word for word for you idiots. The story in general.

  7. LaShaun says

    I loved V and recorded every episode. Still highly disappointed that it was cancelled. They should have sold it to another network or released the COMPLETE series on DVD so the fans could purchase it. The final episode where Morris Chestnut’s character was killed by his daughter sucked. Who kills sexy Morris Chestnut? CRAZY!!!!! Bring V back. The fans were left with too many questions.

  8. Anne says

    Series was very good but sadly very slow. Not mch happened in each episode. for example, when anne’s daughter had an opportunity to kill her mother, this was so dragged out, one found oneself shouting at the TV “do it or don’t do it – make up your bloody mind. Also a HUGE SHORTFALL was that the general public are not that gulible and would, if this scenario ever play out in reality have been so trusing.

  9. Liz says

    We loved V I am a space nut, having lived here at the Kennedy Space Center area. My Hubby was a NASA man.
    So sorry the show was dropped.

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